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Preparing for the Bar Exam: HI

Hawaii Bar Resources

Regent Law Faculty are absolutely committed to preparing students for their state's bar exam.

This guide is designed to complement, and should not be used to replace a formal bar exam preparatory course or information posted for current students by the Office of Career & Alumni Services.

Elective Courses that Support MEE Subjects
Conflict of Laws
Family Law
Sales (UCC1)
Secured Transactions (UCC2)
Wills, Trusts & Estates

Military and Military Spouses

Because states recognize that service members and their families are required to move often and that this can be a hindrance to the practice of law by military spouses, many states admit spouses of active duty service members to the bar without additional examination even though they may not otherwise qualify for admission or reciprocity. Click below to read the pertinent rule for this state: 

Military Spouse Attorney Licensing

Hawaii - MBE + MEE + MPT + MPRE + HI Ethics

The Hawaii Bar Exam is composed of all four parts of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), however Hawaii is not a UBE state for purposes of reciprocity, and tests additionally on Hawaii Ethics.

Links to official Information Subjects Questions
HI Rules of Professionall Conduct
(in addition to the MPRE)
15 multiple choice
30 minutes
(MBE)
Civil Procedure
♦ Constitutional Law
Contracts
– Includes UCC Art. 2
Criminal Law & Procedure
Evidence
Real Property
Torts
• 200 multiple choice
Questions evenly distributed among the six subjects
Two 3-hour sessions
(MEE)
All of the subjects above, plus:
Business Associations
Conflict of Laws
Family Law
Trusts and Estates
UCC 2 (Secured Transactions)
Six 30-minute essays
Any combination of possible subjects
Problem solving
Legal Analysis and Reasoning
Factual Analysis
Communication
Organization and Management of a legal task
Recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas
Two 90-minute exercises
Tests "fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation."
Model Rules of Professional Conduct
Model Code of Judicial Conduct
60 multiple choice
2 hours